§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the overall cost of dualling the A55 from Chester to Bangor and providing bypasses for the road schemes between the A5 south of Wrexham to the Chester southerly bypass; when he expects those schemes to be completed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
The estimated overall cost of schemes under construction and in the programme to dual the A55 from Chester to Bangor is in the region of £406 million. The cost of providing bypasses for the road schemes between the A5 south of Wrexham and the Chester southerly bypass is in the region of £52 million. Subject to the satisfactory completion of statutory processes I hope that these schemes can be completed before the end of the decade.